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Treasure of West

11 Days

Treasure of West

$870 per person

We start our tour in Tehran, city of contemporary art and museums. City of Zanjan where we have a deep visit into Soltaniyeh dome, masterpiece of Ilkhanid dynasty. Later drive to Takab for visiting Azargoshnasp fire temple and its area. For starting our discovery in northwest Iran we drive directly to enchanting city of Tabriz, we stay in Tabriz for 5 consecutive days for visiting UNESCO churches. After that we keep our way to Meshginshar and also Ardebil for visiting Shrine of Sheikh Safi. For our last destination in this tour we have a visit to small city of Qazvin and its history in 17th century.

This tour is suitable for those who look for hidden tourist attractions which are hard to reach. We have long drive and heavy walking in each day particularly on those days that we have a visit to northwest of Iran, East and West Azerbaijan.

 

Departure Date:

19 Apr. 2020 | 8+ spaces left

11 Days
10+ Age
  • Departure
    Open
  • Dress Code
    Casual, comfortable athletic clothing, hiking shoes, hat and warm jacket.
  • Included
    Treasure of West
    Airport transportation
    Bottled Water
    Visa Ref No.
    Transportation
    Entry Fees
    Accommodation
    Tour Guide
    Breakfast
  • Not Included
    Domestic Flight
    Optional Tours
    Travel Insurance
    International Tickets
    Other Meals
    Admission Not Mentioned
1
Day 1: Welcome to Iran

Welcome to Tehran, vivid and lovely city of Iran. Dana host is available to assist you at IKA airport and transfer you to the hotel.

2
Day 2: Tehran city tour
  • Iran National Museum
  • Golestan Palace
  • National jewelry museum

After a healthy breakfast, morning sightseeing includes famous museums of Tehran in historic part. Iran National Museum is on the top of the list.

Next site is fabulous Golestan Palace with those colorful tile-work and mirror-work that attracts any tourist. We have a stop for lunch at bazaar and its area, Iranian local dishes will help you to recover your energy. Continue with treasury of national jewels, National Jewelry Museum and its enchanting set of jewels.

Tonight is time to enjoy a welcome Iranian style dinner.

Overnight stay at Tehran.

3
Day 3: Zanjan city tour
  • Behestan castle
  • Soltanieh dome
  • Dashkasan temple
  • Chalapi shrine
  • Salt Men museum

Morning drive to Zanjan. En-route visit to Behestan old castle and its area. Continue our visit with turquoise dome of Soltanieh, Dashkasan temple and Chalapi Shrine and finally Salt Men Museum.

Overnight stay in Zanjan.

4
Day 4: Azargoshnasp fire temple
  • Azargoshnasp fire temple

Early morning drive to Takab for visiting UNESCO site of Solomon fire temple or as it called it Azargoshnasp. Continue our way to Tabriz.

Overnight stay at Tabriz.

5
Day 5: Tabriz city tour
  • Municipality museum
  • Saat Tower & its area
  • Ali-Shah citadel
  • Sanjesh museum
  • Kabud mosque
  • Tabriz bazaar

After breakfast, morning visit to municipality museum and its area. Later visit to Ali-Shah citadel, Sanjesh museum, Kabud mosque and later visit to perfect roofed bazaar of Tabriz.

Overnight stay at Tabriz.

6
Day 6: Explore Maku city
  • Saint Thaddeus church
  • Dzordzor chapel

Morning drive to Maku city for visiting UNESCO registered sites of Saint Thaddeus monastery and majestic Dzordzor chapel. Back to Tabriz.

Overnight stay at Tabriz.

7
Day 7: Jolfa full day city tour
  • Asiab Kharabeh Waterfall
  • Kordasht bathhouse
  • Chupan chapel
  • Saint Stepanos monastery

Morning drive to Jolfa district. First visit to Asiab Kharabe waterfall and its windmill. Keep on our way to Kordasht village for visiting Kordasht Safavid bathhouse. Both UNESCO sites of Chupan chapel and Saint Stepanos monastery are on our today list. Back to Tabriz.

Overnight stay at Tabriz.

8
Day 8: Meshginshahr city tour
  • Meshginshahr suspension bridge
  • Yari ancient city

Early morning drive to Meshginshahr for visiting ancient city of Yari and Meshginshahr suspension bridge. Keep on our way to Ardebil.

Overnight stay at Ardebil.

9
Day 9: Ardebil city tour
  • Sheikh Safi shrine

Morning visit to Sheikh Safi shrine which dates back to Safavid era (17 century). Keep on our way to Qazvin.

Overnight stay at Qazvin.

10
Day 10: Qazvin city tour
  • Hosseiniyeh Aminiha
  • Sad-ol-Saltaneh caravanserai

Morning visit to traditional house of Hosseiniyeh Aminiha and stunning Sad-ol-Saltaneh caravanserai. Keep on our way to Tehran.

Overnight stay at Tehran.

11
Day 11: Back to home

Morning drive to IKA, Tehran international airport for taking the back flight to home.

End of services.

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RATE FOR EUROPEAN MARKET

810 EURO

ACCOMMODATION

Hotels in Iran are rated from 1 to 5-star locally, according to your type of itinerary and routes, you may stay at eco-houses, traditional houses or caravanserai that are converted into standard hotels. You may encounter public shower or bath and W.C in traditional accommodation, mostly in the small villages of course not in major cities that in every room there is an en-suite bathroom. Also in this kind of accommodation, travelers may stay together in one room, mostly not more than 3 in a room because the number of rooms are limited. The main purpose of accommodate in these hotels is to get familiar with traditional lifestyle of Iranian.

  • 3 nights accommodation in a 4-star hotel in Tehran
  • 1 nights accommodation in a 4-star hotel in Zanjan
  • 4 nights accommodation in a 4-star hotel in Tabriz
  • 1 night accommodation in a 3/4-star hotel in Ardebil
  • 1 night accommodation in a 3/4-star hotel or eco-lodge in Qazvin

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Golestan Palace
  • Jewelry Museum
  • Behestan castle
  • Municipality museum
  • Yari ancient house
  • Sad-ol-Saltaneh caravanserai

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this tour:

  • Golestan Palace - 2013
  • Soltaniyeh dome - 2005
  • Tabriz roofed bazaar - 2010
  • Azargoshnasp fire temple - 2003
  • Saint Stepanos church - 2008
  • Saint Thaddeus church - 2008
  • Dzordzor chapel - 2008
  • Chupan church - 2008
  • Sheikh Safi Shrine - 2010

The following CITIES are visited on this tour:

  • Tehran, current Iran capital
  • Zanjan, city of turquoise dome
  • Tabriz, land of constitutional revolution
  • Ardebil, land of chamomiles
  • Qazvin, city of rocky castles

MEALS

Full breakfast daily, lunch or dinner, including a welcome dinner in Tehran.